9 One-Pot Meals Because You're Hungry and Who Has Time for Dishes?

Let’s be honest. When you’ve dragged yourself home after a long day, the thought of cooking dinner makes you want to weep. Dishes are already piling up, the kitchen is so far away, and Seamless sounds like a godsend.

Pull yourself together, woman.

We’ve rifled through our recipe boxes (okay, the Internet) and gathered up nine, fabulous dinners you can whip up with just one dish. Dig in — a home-cooked meal is only a pot or pan away.

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Sweet Farro

Wake up and smell the farro. This foolproof breakfast, topped with blackberries and bananas, is reason enough to get out of bed. Thanks, A Better Happier St. Sebastian!

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When it comes to one-pot meals, eggs are your best friend. My Name Is Yeh has a meal that’s as easy to whip up as it is fun to say.

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Creamy Sausage & Spinach Pasta

The Comfort of Cooking does not mess around. Forget the extra pot of boiling water and cook your pasta in the same pan as your sauce. Brilliant.

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White Chicken Quinoa Chili

Chili is the ultimate one-pot meal. How Sweet It Is keeps things light with chicken and quinoa.

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Baked Brown Rice

We’ve boiled, fried, and steamed rice, but Cookie and Kate takes things a step further by throwing hers in the oven.

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Curry in a Hurry

Making curry may sound like an intimidating task, but Climbing Grier Mountain breaks it down in a quick, easy recipe for weeknight feasting.

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Quinoa Fried Rice

This isn’t your ordinary fried rice. Love and Lemons gives the one-pot meal a wholesome twist with a helping of quinoa.

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Thai Chicken Wings

Delectable chicken wings? Sticky Thai chili sauce? Now that’s what we’re talking about. Thanks, How Sweet It Is!

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Arroz con Pollo

This is the one-pot wonder you make for a romantic dinner. White wine and saffron keeps things classy — but no one has to know it took just one dish. Joy the Baker gets us.

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Fudgy Fluffernutter Brownies

Bonus points if you stick with the one-pot theme for dessert. Chocolate Moosey layers fudgy brownies with a peanut butter swirl for all you sweet tooth fiends.

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